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2,306 27,249 Intro
by opalpyrexia
Jul 11, 2020 9:15:25 GMT -5
No New Posts Forum Technical Help and Testing - 2 Viewing

Please let us know if you need help sorting out any challenges or technical issues experienced while using this forum. Feel free to use this area for testing purposes. Unregistered guests are allowed to post in this "technical help" board if having trouble registering, or a registered member who has become locked out for technical reasons.

133 1,181 how this all works here
by hummingbirdstones2
Jul 9, 2020 8:18:37 GMT -5

Lapidary Discussion Topics

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No New Posts Rock Tumbling - 7 Viewing

Rock tumbling discussion topics including rotary or vibe methods, recipes, grits, cleanup, etc. Get help from world class rock tumbling experts

4,697 57,532 High Capacity rock tumbler options?
by HankRocks
Jul 11, 2020 14:27:51 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Tumbling Photos - 2 Viewing

Show off your latest batch of tumbles, or post photos of all things related to rock tumbling

3,444 46,749 New Batch of Mixed Rocks, Guitar Picks, and Crosses
by ataraktos
Jul 11, 2020 14:14:09 GMT -5
No New Posts Creating Cabochons - 1 Viewing

All things related to creating cabochons, including photos of your latest masterpieces, works in progress, or requests for advice

10,725 143,176 Four Blue Mountain Dream
by kyoti
Jul 11, 2020 18:00:38 GMT -5
No New Posts Wire Wrapping - 1 Viewing

Show off your latest creative use of wire, or get advice on all things related to wire wrapping

4,698 57,498 Stone Canyon wrap
by kyoti
Jul 11, 2020 18:04:40 GMT -5
No New Posts Metal Smithing

Discussions and photos related to the art of metal smithing with silver, gold, or any other metals

874 12,234 GROOVED ring mandrel
by Pat
Jul 5, 2020 11:57:02 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Carving - 3 Viewing

Discussions and photos related to the carving of rocks including tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

331 4,610 Diamond carving tools auction BIN on eBay
by rockjunquie
Jul 11, 2020 16:37:03 GMT -5
No New Posts Creations, intarsia, glass, metal, etc. - 2 Viewing

Show off your finished creations, or on-going projects, using various materials or methods that exercise your creativity and expand your lapidary skills, while inspiring others to grow with you

1,608 24,322 I will never be Jay Fisher
by adrian65
Jul 9, 2020 14:40:53 GMT -5
No New Posts Faceting, Gem Cutting, and Gemstones

Discussions and photos related to gemstones and faceting including specimens, tools, methods, materials, and outcomes

98 1,441 Faceted Elephant
by oldschoolrocker
Jul 9, 2020 7:14:22 GMT -5
No New Posts Sphere Making

Discussion and photos of all things related to the art of sphere making, including techniques, equipment, and showing off your finished specimens

143 2,506 Stinking Water Plume agate
by NDK
Jun 2, 2020 19:59:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary DIY Articles and Tutorials

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for lapidary specific posts that are deemed exceptional and informative, and important to be preserved as a topic specific article or DIY tutorial. Please do not post questions in these areas - posts are created here as topic specific tutorials or moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock Tumbling Tutorials, Creating Cabochons Tutorials, Wire Wrapping Tutorials, Metal Smithing Tutorials, Other Articles and Tutorials

97 2,867 Tumbling in 6 inch Schedule 40 PVC Barrels
by dkurtz
Jul 7, 2020 17:14:32 GMT -5

Additional Rock Related Topics

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No New Posts Rock Sciences, Articles and Information

The sub-groups herein are provided as a depository for rock sciences related posts that are specifically written in article format. Please do not post questions in these areas. Posts here are created as topic specific articles, or they are judged by staff to be exceptional and informative on a rock sciences subject, and are moved here by staff

Sub-boards: Rock and Mineral Identification, Geology 101, Archaeology and Artifacts, Paleontology and Fossils, Astronomy, Impacts, Physics

464 3,802 Opalized in the Outback
by parfive
Jul 5, 2020 13:40:46 GMT -5
No New Posts General Rocks Board - 7 Viewing

All things rock related that don't really seem to fit into a specific category.

13,158 141,602 Roadtrip rockhounding
by kyoti
Jul 11, 2020 16:49:06 GMT -5
No New Posts Cutting Rocks - Slabs and Saws - 8 Viewing

We want to see your rock slabs, fresh off the saw. Saws, blades, maintenance, refurbishing, or just cutting rocks in general

5,871 60,451 Your opinions on HP16 slab saw
by AzRockGeek
Jul 11, 2020 20:01:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Lapidary Equipment - 6 Viewing

Equipment related discussions including repairs, maintenance, refurbishing vintage equipment, or show us your home made equipment projects


1,722 21,817 DIY Lapidary Machine - a noob has some questions
by outbackrockkai
Jul 11, 2020 16:19:55 GMT -5
No New Posts Specimen Photos - 2 Viewing

Show us your specimen pieces, polished or not. Slabs or thunder-eggs or any other rock related item destined for a display case because it is just too beautiful or too important to cut up

3,315 36,089 GOT COPROLITE???
by EricD
Jul 11, 2020 20:01:32 GMT -5
No New Posts Fossils and Artifacts

Discussions and photos of all things related to fossils and ancient human artifacts

1,078 11,606 Bugs in color
by rockjunquie
Jul 1, 2020 7:51:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Rock Identification Help - 5 Viewing

Post photos and ask questions to get help identifying your unknown rocks and specimens

2,707 22,380 Missouri Lace?
by orrum
Jul 10, 2020 9:39:28 GMT -5

Member Community Pages

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A place for posting all of those pictures that don't quite fit into any of the other categories - vacations, puppies, etc.

9,859 135,609 Baby Coopers Updated 7/9/20
by orrum
Jul 11, 2020 9:34:52 GMT -5
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Join in the various competitions and games that members create just for fun

745 23,213 Cab That Slab XIII πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 🧨πŸ’₯
by woodman
Jul 11, 2020 18:19:19 GMT -5
No New Posts Rockhounding Reports, Locations, Trips and Shows - 2 Viewing

Organize a rockhounding trip, request location information, advertise a show, or post your trip report with lots of pictures for us to enjoy

2,621 31,279 North Sulfur river trip
by kyoti
Jul 10, 2020 7:14:56 GMT -5
No New Posts Vendor Reviews and advice - 1 Viewing

Leave a helpful review for a vendor or request information or recommendations on which vendor to choose

1,309 10,705 I'm done with Etsy
by stardiamond
Jun 22, 2020 14:08:04 GMT -5
No New Posts RTH Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade - 1 Viewing

Members with at least 100 community quality posts can post new threads here to sell or trade rock related items. All members are eligible to respond and purchase. Buyer and seller beware - RTH is not responsible for the success or security of any transactions that occur here.

3,257 27,381 Clear quartz rough
by markymark
Jul 9, 2020 22:27:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Life in General, Off-topic Chit-Chat Area - 1 Viewing

Lighthearted discussions about topics related to life in general and all other non-polarizing subjects.

11,726 154,661 Music Thread
by rickb
Jul 11, 2020 14:31:41 GMT -5


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